Koloa is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 2,252 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Koloa is the 45th largest community in Hawaii.
Koloa home prices are not only among the most expensive in Hawaii, but Koloa real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some towns, Koloa isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Koloa are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Koloa is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Koloa who work in maintenance occupations (15.12%), food service (13.92%), and sales jobs (9.25%).
Also of interest is that Koloa has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Koloa is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Despite being a small town, Koloa has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
In terms of college education, Koloa is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.52% of adults 25 and older in Koloa have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Koloa in 2010 was $22,793, which is lower middle income relative to Hawaii, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,172 for a family of four. However, Koloa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Koloa is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Koloa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Koloa residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Koloa also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.86% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Koloa include German, Irish, Norwegian, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Koloa's cultural character, accounting for 16.25% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Koloa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Tagalog.